Organic VS Non Organic

(Article from Soil Association).

According to Carlo Leifert, professor of ecological agriculture at Newcastle University who led the study, “The organic versus non-organic debate has rumbled on for decades now but the evidence from this study is overwhelming – that organic food is high in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals and pesticides.”

Clear differences between organic and non-organic food
Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis from a team at the University of Newcastle at team, led by Prof Carlo Leifert. The international scientific team behind the new work suggests that switching from regular to organic fruit and vegetables could give the same benefits as adding one or two portions of the “five a day” currently recommended. Helen Browning, Soil Association Chief Executive commented: “The crucially important thing about this research is that it shatters the myth that how we farm does not affect the quality of the food we eat. This research backs up what people think about organic food. In other countries there has long been much higher levels of support and acceptance of the benefits of organic food and farming. We hope these findings will bring the UK in line with the rest of Europe.”
The Guardian (11 July 2014)
New study finds significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic food Countryfile Online (11 July 2014)
New study shows clear differences between organic and non-organic food The Daily Telegraph (11 July 2014)
New study shows clear differences between organic and non-organic food The Independant (11 July 2014)
Study of organic crops finds fewer pesticides and more antioxidants The New York Times (11 July 2014)
Switching to organic equivalent to getting up to two extra five-a-day portionsNatural Products Online (11 July 2014)
Will eating organic food make you healthier? The Guardian (11 July 2014)
Study sparks organic foods debate BBC News (11 July 2014)
Study finds organic produce is more nutritious (11 July 2014)
Organic Choices are more Nutritious and Possibly Healthier Science World Report (13 July 2014)
Study of organic crops finds more antioxidants Good food (14 July 2014)
Study: Organic food has more antioxidants, less pesticide residue Huffington Post (12 July 2014)
Study: Organic produce has fewer pesticides, more antioxidants Time Magazine(12 July 2014)
Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds The Times of India (12 July 2014)
Major study documents benefits of organic farming Washington State University News (11 July 2014)
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